Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being–a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn.
In “Walking with Mary,” Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother’s faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her.
“This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions. With the riches of these insights, we will ponder what her journey of faith may have been like in order to draw out spiritual lessons for our own walk with God.” He added, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or another faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
Table of Contents:
- Mary Walking with God
- In Her Shoes: The Original Mary
- Step 1: An Open Heart: Mary in Dialogue with God (Luke 1:28-29)”
- Step 3: Magnify the Lord: The Humility of Mary (Luke 1:39-55)
- Step 5: Sharing in the Sword: Mary’s Participation in Her Son’s Sufferings (Luke 2:22-40)
- Step 7: She Still Says Yes: Mary’s Choice at Cana (John 2:1-11)
- Step 8: Total Surrender, Total Trust: Standing by the Cross of Jesus (John 19:25-27)
- Step 9: Persevering in Faith: Mary, Crowned with Glory (Revelation 12:1-17)
- Conclusion: Her Last Words: Walking with Mary Today
DR. EDWARD SRI is a nationally known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN and is the author of several well-loved Catholic books. He is a founding leader, with Curtis Martin, of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as vice president of mission and outreach and professor of theology and scripture at the Augustine Institute master’s program in Denver, Colorado. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children in Littleton, Colorado.